3/25/15

Webcam Security

Recent studies show that hackers are able to download a program onto your computer and easily record you without your knowledge. If your concern on webcam security here are some tips. Disable your webcam when not in use via the control panel and it's that's too tedious then install this tiny webcam on and off utility to end secret recordings.

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Control Panel Instructions

Turn Your Webcam Off & On – The Windows Way

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It’s quite a simple process to turn your webcam off and on in Windows, here’s how:
  • Navigate to Device Manager – right click Computer or This PC (Windows 8/8.1) and select Manage:
  • In the “Computer Management” window, click on Device Manager in the the left hand column:
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  • From the list of devices, locate “Imaging Devices” and expand that entry – you should see your webcam listed:
PC imaging devices
  • Double click the webcam item to open its “Properties” window, select the Driver tab, and click the Disable button – then close out:
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That’s all there is to it. To switch the webcam back ‘on’ again, just go through the same procedure except the button at the end will say “Enable”.

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